Special Issue on Roger Casement [Deadline: May 15th, 2014]

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Roger Casement (1864-1916) was, and remains, one of the most striking and cosmopolitan of Irish nationalists. Issue 4 of Breac will be a Special Issue dedicated to Casement, and the guest editors, John Gibney, Michael J. Griffin, and Brian Ó Conchubair, invite submissions that interrogate Casement's multifaceted life and legacy in local and global terms. Inspired by the recent and very successful Roger Casement conference in Tralee, organized by the University of Notre Dame and the University of Limerick, this Special Issue will include essays by Nollaig Mac Congáil (NUIGalway), John Gibney (History Ireland), Robert Schmuhl (Notre Dame) and other noted Casement scholars. We invite submissions in English, Irish or any other language on any aspect of the life and times of Roger Casement, including, but not restricted to:

• Casement and the Irish revival

• Casement and memorialization

• Casement and the planning of the 1916 Rising

• Casement, colonialism, humanitarianism, and imperialism

• Gender, homophobia, and identity politics

• Forgeries, diaries, forensics

• Foundation of the Irish Volunteers, 1913

• Representations of Casement in the arts

• The 1916 Rising in Kerry & Munster

• Ireland, Casement and the First World War

Typical articles for submission vary in length from 3,000-8,000 words, but the editors are happy to consider pieces that are shorter or longer. We particularly welcome submissions that are suitable to an online format. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2014. All submissions will be subject to peer-review. Full submission instructions are available at http://breac.nd.edu/submissions/. Please send all submissions to submissions@breac.org. Questions are welcome and should be sent to casementbreac@gmail.com.